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The Wanderer - The Bruery

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570 Ratings
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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 453
Gots: 193 | FT: 40
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Wanderer is a special blend of oak aged ales that we made with Craig and Beth from San Francisco's City Beer Store. Blending a mix of sour ales and our anniversary ale the base of this beer has a delightfully sour tinge on top of a hearty malt backbone. To add to the flavor, Craig and Beth selected blackberries and bing cherries to be added to the ale adding to it's already fruity complexity. This ale went on to win the silver medal for wood & barrel aged sour fruited ales at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 05-04-2011)
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Thanks to merc7186 for this bottle...

A: Pours out a hazy redish yellow with very little head. It's a murky brown, but in a beautiful sense. There is absolutely no lacing as it drinks.

S: This beer smells of sour cherries and other fruits. It's extremely acidic, a little sweet, but damn this is sour.

T: Damn. This is a sours beer. Huge sour fruit, big time acid too. It's awesome. I'm floored by how sour this is, it's amazing.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sour, super puckering, delicious.

O: This might be one of the most sour beers I've ever had. It's incredible. The sour fruits are stellar. This is an amazing sour.

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Thanks to DrEntropy for sharing.

Creamy light head, murky reddish copper brown color.

Nose sweet brown malts, light tart sour malts, caramel, brown sugar, some tart fruit, hints of cherry and berry like fruit, hint of vanilla oak, touch of feusel alcohol.

Taste semi sweet, sour brown malts, tart fruit with light cherry and berry flavor, creamy smooth malts, light vanilla and oak, complex, nice tart light bready malts, light funk and acid with a slight vinegary flavor. Finish lingers forever, lots tart fruit, sour cherry, sour malts, dry and light flemmy, hint of vanilla oak, and bit of booze as it warms.

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From 01/07/12 notes. Had at the DC RB tasting thanks to MrChopin (RB); thanks Kevin. 750ml bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy dark orange-brown amber color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

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t - Taste follows the nose. Sour raspberries, cherries, and dark fruits, light oak, vinegar, and fruity malts. Not quite as sour as the nose was, but still good.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Easy to drink, not super dry.

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The Wanderer from The Bruery
97 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.